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10 children's rooms that show the fun side of interior design

This week's roundup from Pinterest shows how children's bedrooms can be designed to encourage play, even in the most minimal of homes. Examples …

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Kevin Bales: How to combat modern slavery

Britain's Modern Slave Trade - Al Jazeera Investigations

Joe Biden And Barack Obama Memes Are The Only Pure Thing Left

'Did you replace all the toiletries with travel size bottles?'<p>If you’re wondering what’s left to smile about, imagine Vice President Joe Biden …

University of California

Imagine a world with little or no concrete. Would that even be possible? After all, concrete is everywhere — on our roads, our driveways, in our homes, bridges and buildings. For the past 200 years, it’s been the very foundation of much of our planet.<p>But the production of cement, which when mixed …

15 jaw-dropping local news stories that rocked Britain in 2015

LONDON — 2015 was a big, big year in Britain.<p>From shocking crime scenes in Cornwall to raging political wars in Norwich, the local papers were …

BBC Four - Storyville, Cartel Land

This Sundance award-winning film is a fearless exposé of the terrifying Mexican drug war and the cartels that operate in and around the Mexico/US border. With astonishing access, it follows two vigilante leaders fighting the power of Mexico's drug gangs on both sides of the border.<p>Tim 'Nailer' …

New houses will have to be retrofitted, UK climate watchdog warns

Houses not built to high standards of insulation will have to be expensively retrofitted or risk breaching national carbon targets, climate watchdog warns<p>Housing built in the UK today and in the next few years may have to be expensively retrofitted with energy-saving technology within the next two …

10 green leaders on the best ways you can fight climate change

Photograph: Leon Neal/AFP/Getty Images<p>An activist at an anti-fracking rally outside the Houses of Parliament in central London, January 2015.<p>84<p>image/jpeg<p>http://media.guim.co.uk/fd03a56008c84c94c7e2641196e0684c27d9fa22/0_0_4653_2791/140.jpg<p>140<p>Photograph: Cathal …

UK should think again about Hinkley Point nuclear power station | Financial Times

EDF, the French state-owned power company, can point to one big advantage of the nuclear power station it intends to build at Hinkley Point in …

Solar industry is being slashed and burned by the Tories

The government’s claim to be leading a solar revolution is a bad joke when it is instead pursuing ideological warfare against ‘green crap’<p>The government wasted no time after the election in killing the country’s onshore wind power sector and is now taking its wrecking ball to the solar industry, …

Solar Panels

Kiribati president says Australia's loyalty to coalmines 'selfish and unjust'

Anote Tong, whose island nation is threatened by rising seas caused by climate change, says Australia has moral obligation to worry about at-risk countries<p>The president of Kiribati has criticised Australia’s commitment to new coalmines on economic grounds as a “very selfish perspective” that …

Google has a way to tell how much you'd save by switching to solar power

Google launched a tool on Monday called Project Sunroof which aims to help homeowners decide whether or not their roof is a good fit for installing solar panels.<p>Here's how it works: First, you enter your address into the Project Sunroof website. Google looks up your address in Google Maps and uses …

Earth Overshoot Day...Pushing Mother Nature too far

Today, August 13, is Earth Overshoot Day, meaning that in less than eight months this year, humanity has already used up the resources Mother Nature can provide for the whole of 2015.<p>In other words, we are in ecological debt.<p>The calculation comes from Global Footprint Network, an environmental …

Chinese Company Builds 57 Story Skyscraper In 19 Days.

Broad Group, a Chinese construction company, has built a 57 story skyscraper in 19 days in Changsha that is 80% more energy efficient that a normal …

Green Buildings

Climate models are even more accurate than you thought | Dana Nuccitelli

The difference between modeled and observed global surface temperature changes is 38% smaller than previously thought<p>Global climate models aren’t given nearly enough credit for their accurate global temperature change projections. As the 2014 IPCC report showed, observed global surface temperature …

Climate Change

This Tower Gobbles Up Air Pollution, Turns It Into Jewelry

Smog is downright nasty. In some cities, it’s an occasional nuisance. In others—ahem, Beijing—it’s a severe public health hazard. Many a designer has grappled with ways to abate air pollution—like the smog-eating concrete architect Richard Meier specified for a lab in Italy—and now Daan Roosegaarde …

On the A1, at the border of England and Scotland, a miracle unfolded…

I ran to the roadside and watched as a vast convoy of liberal left refugees, aided by noble Scots, fled north to a tartan utopia<p>Are we naturally selfish? Or do we have an innate sense of empathy for our fellow living things? The radio journalist Herbert Morrison watched the Hindenberg come down and …

The worst election campaign leaflets – including 'Vote Name Surname'

<b>Don’t disguise your leaflet as a newspaper</b><p>Believe it or not - a Liberal Democrat leaflet<p>Sent via Guardian Witness<p>By ID651971<p>30 March 2015, 11:37<p>Look what we’ve got here, a free copy of the local newsp… oh. Wait a second. It’s a leaflet. Stop trying to trick us!<p>The newspaper-leaflet has become a …

Elections

Inside GRI’s new ‘beyond reporting’ strategy

Today, the Global Reporting Initiative is unveiling plans to launch what it calls “the next era of sustainability reporting.” The Amsterdam-based …

IBM wants to cool data centers with their own waste heat

Those "do not eat" desiccate packets of silica gel that keep shoe boxes dry could soon help keep data centers cool. IBM has launched the THRIVE project with aims to do just that by creating a heat pump that runs on waste heat.<p>Normally heat pumps work by absorbing ambient heat which vaporizes …

This app makes it easy to move playlists from Spotify to Apple Music

Moving playlists from Spotify to Apple Music isn’t as straightforward as it should be. Apple doesn’t offer an importer, so you’ll have to use a workaround. There are a couple of fiddly methods – one involving two apps and one that requires you to get down and dirty with JSON. Then there’s the far …

Apps

Earth's best-known climate scientist issues bombshell sea-level warning

The study — written by James Hansen, NASA's former lead climate scientist, and 16 coauthors, many of whom are considered among the top in their fields — concludes that glaciers in Greenland and Antarctica will melt 10 times as fast as previous consensus estimates, resulting in a sea-level rise of …

Climate Change

Aussie innovator cracks tyre recycling conundrum

An Australian company with a world-first method for recycling tyres has found it easier to raise capital overseas because local investors have grown …

Heat Waves In Europe Caused By Climate Change Says Scientists

Close<p>Experts say that the latest heat waves in Europe is "virtually certain" to be caused by climate change. This week, Germany, Spain and London all …

6 futuristic building technologies that will change the world

<i>By Cat DiStasio</i><p>Technology progresses at a breakneck pace -- but why is our built environment so far behind? Fortunately, some smart folks have devoted their lives to developing futuristic technologies that can reduce the carbon footprint of buildings, make them more energy-efficient and lower …

Graffiti artist vs Council: Art wins

<b>The tag ‘RED’ on this building is the work of Hackney graffiti artist Mobstr.</b><p>He cycles past it every day and noticed council workers had painted over …

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